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Welcome to AWC’s online library of Legislative Bulletin and CityVoice news articles and other updates.

2

Jun

2017

Homelessness and housing bills are still in play

The bills related to our housing and homelessness priority have been bottled-up for what seems like an eternity at this point.

2

Jun

2017

AWC submits response letter in state agency’s paid sick leave rulemaking process

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) has been creating rules to enforce the paid sick leave requirements of Initiative 1433.
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Categories: Personnel

2

Jun

2017

Liquor and Cannabis Board issues decision on Kittitas County marijuana zoning question

On May 23, the Liquor and Cannabis Board issued a declaratory order on Kittitas County’s Petition for Declaratory Ruling.
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Categories: Marijuana

2

Jun

2017

Possible LEOFF 2 contribution shift would hurt cities

The Senate’s proposal to eliminate the state portion of the LEOFF 2 pension contribution is still in play in budget negotiations.

2

Jun

2017

Local infrastructure funding depends on budget and water negotiations

The final resolution to our infrastructure priority probably will not be resolved until the very end of session.

2

Jun

2017

REAL ID makes it past the finish line, Governor signs bill

Legislation to move Washington State closer to compliance with federal REAL ID laws was signed by Governor Inslee on May 16.

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May

2017

What does it mean for cities if the Legislature fails to adopt a budget before June 30?

In 2015, the state faced similar budget gridlock and made a contingency plan for what would happen if a budget was not in place by the start of the fiscal year July 1.

24

May

2017

Don’t use city funds to fill state budget gaps

Statement from the Association of Washington Cities (AWC) in response to a second special legislative session

22

May

2017

New small cell bill introduced

As we have been reporting since last December, a coalition of some telecommunications providers has been working to move legislation aimed at advancing the deployment of new telecommunications technology that relies upon small cell networks.

19

May

2017

First special session ending – will a second help or hurt cities?

Partisan gridlock is alive and well in Olympia as the 30-day special session concludes in a near-empty Capitol on May 23.

19

May

2017

What does it mean for cities if the Legislature fails to adopt a budget before June 30?

In 2015, the state faced similar budget gridlock and made a contingency plan for what would happen if a budget was not in place by the start of the fiscal year July 1.

19

May

2017

Bill that requires ballot drop boxes in cities, towns signed into law

SB 5472 was signed into law on May 16 which requires county auditors to establish a minimum of one ballot box for each 15,000 registered voters in the county and in each city, town, and census-designated place in the county that has a post office.

19

May

2017

Opinion requested on LEOFF 1 coverage of medical marijuana

The Attorney General’s Office has received a request for a formal published opinion on the ability of a LEOFF 1 disability board to cover the costs of medical marijuana for a LEOFF 1 retiree.

19

May

2017

Paid sick leave draft rules released and public comment needed

Voters passed Initiative 1433 in 2016 which raised the state’s minimum wage and required employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.
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Categories: Personnel

19

May

2017

New law creates requirements for accommodating an employee’s pregnancy

SB 5835 was signed into law on May 16 which requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for an employee’s pregnancy and pregnancy-related health issues.
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Categories: Personnel

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